I have 21 years teaching experience in Design and Technology with 12 of those as a head of subject working in all key stages. I have specialised in Product Design including resistant materials, graphics, control and textiles. During that time I was very active promoting STEM through various schemes including The Engineering Education Scheme, Innovations, First Lego League and enterprise/dragon’s den events. I have now left full time teaching and am working with the IET, EDT and Stemnet to promote, encourage and inspire young people into engineering and science. In particular looking to provide support for primary schools to light that first spark and show how D+T can be used to deliver other parts of the curriculum.